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#1 2012-06-22 22:36:07

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

A timely eggcorn

I ran across the following usage.

The formulation process is tedious and timely.

I think they meant “time-consuming”. So I’m putting this one before the assembled wisdom of Eggcornistan. Interesting eggcorn or goofy solecism? Or some nice combination of the two maybe.



#2 2012-06-23 07:43:19

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 354

Re: A timely eggcorn

I see that thousands of people like the sound of “tiredsome”. Also too close to the original to be a fully hatched eggcorn, but pretty nevertheless. Is there a name hereabouts for these?

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#3 2012-06-23 17:14:36

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 972

Re: A timely eggcorn

Awedsome. I like the idea that a tiredsome task is one that makes me some tired. But it’s probably the result of a cuddledsome d. Otherwise one would have liked to find irkedsome, which is not out there, and not gruedsome, which is.



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